Adelia Naomi Yokoyama scores a gold while Kimberly Quek Hwee finishes bronze in the Bowling Masters’ Women event.
Singapore earned its first Deaflympics Games medals at Samsun, Turkey, when game debutants Adelia Naomi Yokoyama and Kimberly Quek Hwee won Gold and Bronze medal respectively.
18 years old Adelia Naomi, emerged victorious after five grueling rounds, ending with a flourish when she took Gold from Women All events champion, Kim Jieun from South Korea in the finals of Women Masters. South Korea ranked third in the medal tally for Deaflympics 2017.
17 years old Kimberly Quek, put up a tough fight as well, competing against the world class bowlers from South Korea. She is the first female South East Asian to set a personal record of 1269 pinfalls and clinched the bronze medal at the Bowling Women’s Master event. Congratulations, Singapore!
Malaysia stunned the world with their excellent performance in the Badminton event!
Malaysia won the Silver medal in the Mixed Doubles event at the Deaflympics Badminton event. The Malaysian pair, Francis Tan Heng Bock and Boon Wei Ying managed to reach the finals for the first time!
They weathered a tough battle against the Russian pair, Artemy Karpov and Arlena Soboleva in the Final. Despite of the loss, Malaysian pair made history to win the very first medal in badminton event at the Deaflympics.
They won the hearts of ASEAN countries with their incredible performance at the Deaflympics. Congratulations, Malaysia!
Thailand bagged two gold medals at the Deaflympics 2017.
The badminton shutters, Punyangam Ittikorn and Mattayanumat Siriwat from Thailand, shocked the world by beating the South Koreans, Seo Myeongsoo and Shin Hyunwoo in the Men Doubles Final. They clinched the first gold medal for Thailand in history.
Thailand’s Phongsathat Phantib, the only Deaf athlete who featured in SEA Games 2017, won the first gold Deaflympics medal at the Karate event (60kg) in Samsun, Turkey.
18 years old Phongsathat, defeated Turkey’s Burkak Mert Can in the final game of Men Kata event. Congratulations, Thailand!
Indonesia made a big splash at the swimming event winning two medals!
Iham Ahmad Turmudzi, a 19 years old competitive swimmer from Indonesia, pulled off a big surprise by finishing second in Breaststroke event at Samsun 2017 Deaflympics. He won silver medal for 200m Breastroke in 2:21:90 and bronze medal for 100m Breastoke in 1:04:66 respectively. The winning of a silver medal is also the first score for Indonesia!
The youngest paddler from Philippines made it to Round 16!
Philippines sent only 1 female athlete, Abrianne Nuevo, 19 years old to participate in the table tennis event at the Deaflympics
Despite lack of funds from the government, she received supports from her family and private companies. She fought very hard to do her country proud by winning 3 consecutive games against Zyla Iwona Ewa (Poland) and Akyuz Dilem (Turkey) in the round robin groups.
However, she lost to China in Round 16. She showed her will and determination to keep her spirits up. ADSF is proud of Philippines, keep it up!